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Butler, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Butler had a population of 7,995 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 40.9981 and longitude -74.3488 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Borough of Butler (GNIS ID: 885175) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Butler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Butler, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,995
Daytime Population: Workers 3,625
Daytime Population: Residents 3,396
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,021
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 7,971
Population in Familes 6,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 3,921
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $85,154
Average Household Income $101,360
Per Capita Income $40,593


Total Housing Units 3,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,084 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,109 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $360,143
Average Home Value $377,387


Total Households 3,193
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,081
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.61%
Households 0.72% 0.57%
Families 0.72% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Butler, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 187 66th
Population Density # 162 70th
Diversity Index # 249 54th
Median Household Income # 210 62nd
Per Capita Income # 230 58th

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